Former Hoosier Sue Ramsey Honored with Kay Yow Heart of a Coach Award
April 4, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Sue Ramsey, former Indiana women's basketball letterwinner and current women's basketball head coach at Ashland University, was honored in Indianapolis during NCAA Women's Final Four activities with the Kay Yow Heart of a Coach award. The IU women's basketball coaching staff attended the breakfast that honored Ramsey and was hosted by Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) on Sunday morning.
Named for the late North Carolina State coaching icon Kay Yow, the award is presented annually by FCA to honor a basketball coach who has exemplified biblical principles over the course of his or her career. The late Kay Yow, who passed away from breast cancer in 2009, was presented with the inaugural award at the 2008 Women's Final Four in Tampa.
Ramsey just wrapped up her 24th year overall as a head coach and her 16th season at the helm of Ashland's women's basketball program and owns the most wins of any women's basketball coach in school history. She is also AU's senior women's administrator and is advisor for Ashland's Student Athlete Advisory Council. The former Hoosier also sits on the board of directors for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and serves as the Division II legislative chair.
Ramsey was the first woman to receive a basketball scholarship at Indiana University spending 1974-77 in Bloomington and played under the first women's basketball coach in IU history, Bea Gorton. Members of the current Hoosier coaching staff which attended the event included Head Coach Felisha Legette-Jack, Associate Head Coach Jose Mori, Assistant Coaches Amaka Agugua and Nathan Altenhofen, Assistant Athletics Director for Women's Basketball Stephanie Siler and Video Coordinator Whitney Thomas.
Also attending the ceremony was former IU head coach Maryalyce Jeremiah. Jeremiah guided the Hoosier program from 1980-85 and led Indiana to its first Big Ten championship during the 1982-83 season.
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